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Camden Dalrymple named 2024 SIA School Safety Advocate Award winner

May 23, 2024SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has recognized Camden Dalrymple as the 2024 winner of the SIA School Safety Advocate Award. This award is presented to individuals that have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in advancing legislation, standards, public policies, or other initiatives that encourage the effective use of technology solutions and procedures to enhance school security and safety. Dalrymple is a 10th-grade student at Montgomery...

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State of the Industry: ‘It’s an exciting time’

May 22, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

DALLAS—The regulation of artificial intelligence (AI), the evolution of technology adoptions, and the growth in M&A were among the topics addressed during the State of the Industry panel discussion at PSA TEC 2024.   Moderated by Matt Barnette, CEO, PSA Security Network, the panelists for one of the more popular sessions at PSA TEC were: Don Erickson, CEO, Security Industry Association (SIA); John Mack, executive VP, co-head of investment banking, head of mergers & acquisitions,...

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Leire Arbona Puértolas, Arielle Thomas named 2024 SIA Industry Advocate Award Honorees

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Leire Arbona Puértolas, Arielle Thomas named 2024 SIA Industry Advocate Award Honorees

May 21, 2024SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has recognized two industry leaders – Leire Arbona Puértolas and Arielle Thomas – as the 2024 winners of the SIA Industry Advocate Award. SIA presents the award to individuals who make an extraordinary contribution of professional time, leadership, and resources to position SIA and its members to address the public policy challenges impacting the security industry. Arbona Puértolas and Thomas were recognized...

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FAST announces winners of 2024 Security Technician of the Year Awards

May 17, 2024SSN Staff

DALLAS—The Foundation for Advancing Security Technology (FAST) has announced the winners of the 2024 Security Technician of the Year Awards Now in its second year, this initiative highlights the critical role that security technicians play within the industry, celebrating their excellence in the meticulous design, installation and maintenance of security systems that safeguard our communities. The 2024 Security Technician of the Year awardees are: Calvin Sprague,...

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SIA announces first Security Industry Community Service Day

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SIA announces first Security Industry Community Service Day

May 13, 2024SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the first-ever Security Industry Community Service Day, an initiative created by the SIA Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Advisory Board to rally the entire security industry to give back and make the world a better place. The 2024 Security Industry Community Service Day, supported by event sponsors ASSA ABLOY and HID – will take place on Friday, June 7, and the event will be held on the first Friday...

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SIA launches new community for veterans in security

May 8, 2024SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the launch of the SIA Veterans in Security Forum, an all-new community focused on the issues and concerns of veterans and active military members who are in, or are interested in joining, the security industry. SIA has appointed Jeff Huggins of ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions as chair of the new group. The SIA Veterans in Security Forum is the newest SIA community and will focus on providing resources,...

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Don Erickson

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SIA announces 2024 winners of the Women in Biometrics Awards

May 7, 2024SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named four women biometrics leaders as recipients of the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards. The 2024 awardees, who will be honored at SIA GovSummit, SIA’s annual government security conference, are: Leire Arbona Puértolas, legal and compliance director, Veridas; Melissa Conley, executive director, capability management and innovation, requirements and capabilities analysis, Transportation Security...

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A two-headed fight for facial recognition

May 1, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

The issue of whether to ban facial recognition technology has reared its ugly head again, and this time, the Security Industry Association (SIA) has an ally to help its cause. SIA joined forces with the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) – an international trade group that represents the identification technology industry – to compose a letter dated April 15, 2024, encouraging Congress to oppose a provision in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization...

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Don Erickson

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SIA, IBIA urge Congress to reject provision prohibiting TSA use of facial biometrics

April 30, 2024SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) and International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) have urged Congress to oppose a provision in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill prohibiting the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA’s) use of facial recognition technology. In an April 15, 2024, letter to Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) of the Senate Committee on Commerce Science...

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ADT reveals latest accolades

April 22, 2024SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. – ADT continued to cement its reputation after brandishing multiple awards from a variety of security organizations including The Monitoring Association (TMA), Electronic Security Association (ESA), and Security Industry Association (SIA). “These accolades underscore ADT's commitment to innovation and customer-centric values, further solidifying its position as a front runner in the field,” ADT wrote in a release. “These achievements come during ADT's...

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